Jon Swearingen Interview (PT-1)

Director Interviews (Audio)

Jon Swearingen is the Director of Broadcast Media at Lakewood Church / Joel Osteen Ministries. His program is the most watched religious telecast on television with over ten million viewers per episode.

This telephone interview was recorded in 2012. What follows is part #1 of a two part interview.

In this episode we find out how Jon got his start, how he came to Lakewood Church, the importance of “signature shots,” budgets and budget approvals, success, how many cameras they shoot with, where they place them and why, leadership – trust – and relationships and director prep.

Interesting in hearing part #2, click here!

Tom D'Angelo

Tom D'Angelo has worked in television production and AVL corporate theater for nearly four decades. He is Emmy Award nominated (Best Director category, Mid-Atlantic) and has been part of various teams nominated or winning national Emmys.  As the Media Director at a megachurch in the 1980’s he developed a love for the Church and church performing and technical artists.